Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Connecticut Wedding to be Remembered

By Jane Chatterberry

Despite being one of the smallest states, Connecticut is a state filled with variations in its landscape and cultures. Connecticut is a scenic state with mountains, forests, open farming lands, rivers, and a scenic coastline. The towns and cities range from quaint rural towns to large industrial cities along the coast. This variety offers many wedding backdrops and venues but none more steeped in American history and legend that provides unique Connecticut wedding venues than the Town of Mystic.

Mystic is situated along the shores of the Mystic River on the nationally famed New England seacoast located on the Long Island Sound. The town, established in 1654, is infused in New England appeal, with a downtown full of quaint boutiques and restaurants. This small and modest sea town gained national fame by appearing in films and commercials.

As a great experience for the guests of your Connecticut wedding, Mystic is the dwelling of two of the best museums, the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. For those of your guests that are into art, they can relish the Mystic Art Center which boasts famous regional artwork. Mystic is also very near to lovely prize winning vineyards and wineries, cider mills and countless regional highlights.

In Mystic there are plenty of hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts to suit everyone's needs. Accommodations include hotels from well known national chains to old-time historical inns. The inns provide the guests and newlyweds with spectacular views from sheltered coves and the crisp salty air of the Atlantic Ocean. Restaurants offer a delicious assortment of cuisine, which includes fresh seafood brought in every day from the Mystic Harbor.

Mystic is known for romance ever since Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall honeymooned there in 1945. Venues include the beautiful and elegant Inn at Mystic, which offers spectacular views of the Harbor. The Mystic Aquarium can also host a beautiful Connecticut wedding. Imagine exchanging vows in the light of the sea-blue underwater tanks. Among other perfect Mystic wedding venues is the Seamens Inn. This Inn located on the grounds of the Mystic Seaport can host a wedding on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River.

A great advantage of being a seaport is that Mystic is the home to several ship charters. Have you ever considered a beautiful wedding on the water? If so, the Tall Ship Mystic is one hundred seventy feet long and can hold up to one hundred fifty guests. This amazing ship provides on-deck dining and lounging and even has cabins for those who prefer nightlong stays. If you are a looking for smaller and more private wedding party, the Schooner ARGIA is the perfect pick for a wedding in the open ocean air. The 81-foot schooner can comfortably fit a party of 49 guests.

Mystic offers all the services required for a perfect Connecticut wedding. From photographers who are familiar with all the picturesque sites that Mystic has to offer, to the florists who have experience proving the floral accents needed to make a spectacular wedding. The local catering companies are serviced by great chefs who make the most of the local seafood and cuisine.

Romance and love is written all over Mystic. Just ask any of the locals and you shall see. The town is recognized as the prime location for those planning a Connecticut wedding. Mystic wedding party planners can make any style wedding over-the-top by putting together a team that guarantees an unforgettable event. To top it all off, Mystic is even known for having one the top wedding party bands according to Modern Bride.

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